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07 Tasty Thai Food to Eat When in Thailand - To tantalise your taste buds!

Thai cuisine has taken centre stage in the world due to its mouth-watering flavours! On top of that, the dishes are extremely healthy and nutritious too. Here are the dishes you must try when in Thailand.


Som Tam

This is a spicy papaya salad that originally hailed from North-East Thailand. It is a total treat that you ought to taste! The dish is made out of freshly chopped green papaya, peanuts, carrots, beans, fish sauce, tamarind, tomatoes, dried shrimps, lime juice, chillies and all other authentic herbs. It is definitely something you wouldn't have tasted before!


Panang Curry

The Thai cuisine is famous for its curries and the Panang curry is one of its highlights. If you would like to try spicy dishes, then this curry would be a good place to start. This dish is made out of a red curry paste that is slathered on chicken pieces. Even some coconut cream is added to it and then fried. The chicken gets garnished with a handful of kaffir lime leaves for some freshness and aroma afterwards. With a bowl of steamed rice, this chicken will be good to be devoured.


Pad Thai

Next up, we have the ultimate street food which can be tried pretty much anywhere across the country. It is usually found in street carts and is a noodle dish where you can choose any type of meat. You can choose between chicken, prawns, pork and beef. To finish up the dish gets a garnished in peanuts, onions, beansprouts, an egg and also fish sauce which boosts up its flavours by several notches.


Pad Kra Pow Gai

Another local iconic dish that is well known for its simplicity. The stir-fried beef that incorporates soy sauce, onions, garlic, holy basil leaves, chillies and the likes, gives it a delicious aroma. It might look like a simple dish, but what you might not be prepared for is it mouth-watering flavours! If you would like to try authentic local dishes, you must check out luxury Bangkok hotels. For instance, you can check out some of the restaurants at properties like Chatrium Hotels & Residences for a buffet styled meal.


Khao Pad Sapparot

You are definitely not going to be ready for this. The creative presentation is something you might not have expected. If you would like to try mild flavours you must try this one, for sure! The fried rice is cooked to perfection and served inside a pineapple!


Gaeng keow Wan

This dish is popularly known as the Thai green curry and it's full of flavour. It is made out of bamboo shoots, Thai basil, Thai eggplant, chicken, and the popular green curry paste. And as expected, coconut milk is also added for richness along with some lime leaves, lemongrass and fresh galangal!!


Tom Yum Goong

Nope, we did not forget the soup! This spicy shrimp soup is famous all around the world and is served with mushrooms. You can also order it with pork, chicken or beef and you will be totally amazed!